Venture capital firm Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW) added Irish online entrepreneur and venture capital investor Nicola McClafferty to the Dublin office.
McClafferty will join Brian Caulfield to focus on identifying and investing in Irish tech companies.
Most recently, she was co-founder and CEO of Covetique.com, an online retailer of pre-owned luxury fashion. The company received investment from ASOS plc, the UKs largest online fashion retailer, who subsequently acquired the company in 2015.
Born in Ireland, McClafferty graduated from University College Dublin. After moving to London, she joined investment bank Jefferies International where she worked as an Analyst in the Technology team with a focus on consumer internet and digital media. McClafferty then left to begin her career in the venture capital industry, investing in and developing early-stage technology and media startups, first with Balderton Capital and latterly with Ravensbeck.
— Nicola McClafferty (@NikkiMcClaff) February 12, 2017